Fiji Time: 7:59 PM on Monday 8 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Taxidrivers complain of passenger poaching

Luke Rawalai
Monday, May 26, 2014

TAXIDRIVERS in Labasa continue to raise concerns regarding illegal operations, claiming they rob them of their profits.

Fiji Taxi Association president Mohammed Hafiz said in his second term as president, he would work to raise the issue with police and the Land Transport Authority.

Mr Hafiz said, however, the issue had not been viewed seriously and they would continue to voice their concerns.

He added they still needed to follow-up on the issue with authorities so serious actions could be taken to stop illegal operations. "The authorities need to put up a strategical plan to counter this problem," he said.

"This is an issue that needs to be considered seriously because illegal operations are another form of theft.

"There are legal operators who pay their licenses and permits and on the other hand are those that make free money illegally."

Mr Hafiz said most taxidrivers were sole bread winners in their families and could not afford to be cheated of their earnings.

"There is a high percentage of illegal operations around the country and it is also a common occurrence in small towns like Labasa.

"We will soon have a board meeting to discuss the issue so that it could be presented to authorities.

"My priority as president is to ensure that all associations around the country are fully active this year."

The Labasa taxi AGM yesterday saw the re-election of former office holders for another term.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65200.6330
JPY 56.024953.0249
GBP 0.32480.3168
EUR 0.42350.4115
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66170.6367
USD 0.47670.4597

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Need speed
  2. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment
  3. The origin of Fiji's sevens series
  4. Parliamentary sitting adjourned
  5. Questions for ministers in Parliament
  6. Drugs, thefts on tour of duty
  7. PM warns labourers
  8. Drug suspect caught in raid
  9. 'Drink lots of water'
  10. Carry out your duties, soldiers told

Top Stories this Week

  1. Suspended Tuesday (02 Feb)
  2. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  3. 7s reaction Tuesday (02 Feb)
  4. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  5. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  6. Running brawl part of journey to Rio Wednesday (03 Feb)
  7. Rape victim speaks out Wednesday (03 Feb)
  8. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  9. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)